A upper ridge slowly gliding eastward over mainland Alaska is providing cool but sunny weather from the Western Interior to Southcentral. On the back of the ridge, strands of mid to high cloud cover with isolated flurries have increased along the the state's west coast.
Clouds and rain showers will persist throughout the Panhandle associated with a weakening low pressure area over the eastern Gulf. Winds near Ketchikan may gusts to 35 mph this morning, also.
The Slope and NW coast remain cold and blustery. Wind chills will be colder than 40 below at times near and in Point Lay.
Warmer temps will spread into the Interior and Slope by tomorrow evening. Highs may push toward 50 in Fairbanks by Thursday.
A developing low just south of the Aleutians will reach peak intensity this afternoon then gradually weaken as it moves up the Chain toward the west coast. Rain and snow, along with breezy to windy conditions and warmer temps will invade the West beginning tonight.
This system could bring blizzard conditions to the Pribilofs this afternoon and overnight tonight. Winds from the south to 40 mph, snow and blowing snow will reduce visibilities at times. A Blizzard Warning is in effect from 2 pm today through 12 noon tomorrow.
Further south in the Aleutians and AK Peninsula, rain and snow and gusty winds are likely.
Enjoy another round of cool sunshine in Anchorage and the Mat Su.